Archive for November 2016

1 Chron. 15 The Right Way

We don’t have the review of David’s hearing that Obed-Edom’s house was prospering; however we do have a bit more insight to the king’s discovery that on the earlier attempt to relocate the ark back to Jerusalem, it wasn’t done properly. You recall the ark was placed on a “new cart” and not on the…

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1 Chron. 14 Keys to Winning Battles

There is a repetition of the chronology of events of David’s early reign; specifically of “Hiram king of Tyre” had sent laborers to assist in building David a house. David’s initial two battles with the Philistines who “went up to search” for him upon hearing of his anointing that has an interesting the phrase referring…

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1 Chron. 13 God’s Presence

After having secured his reign, David desired to do something that would solidify the unity and goodwill of the nation that was pervasive as a result of his coming to reign over “all Israel”. He chose to bring the ark to Jerusalem; which hadn’t been used much at all during the reign of Saul. Recall…

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1 Chron. 12 Qualities of Mighty Men

A continuation of various tribes coming to Hebron to be enjoined with David during the time Saul was still chasing him, at Ziklag where Achish gave to David as refuge from Saul. The overwhelming majority of people were desiring to follow and connect with David as king; which the numbers given of those who “mighty…

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1 Chron. 11 Mighty Men

The biography of David continues with the balance of Israel coming to Hebron and requesting him to become king of the entire nation. A covenant was entered into, followed by anointing David as king; fulfilling the word of the Lord by Samuel. David went to Jerusalem, which was still ruled by the Jebusites that refused…

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1 Chron. 10 Complete and Total Obedience

We revert back to the defeat and death of Saul, along with three of his sons and undoubtedly his primary leaders; which the initial record may be read in 1 Samuel 31. Also we see the reason for Saul’s demise was based on his “unfaithfulness” against the Lord. Two primary reasons are listed one, “because…

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1 Chron. 9 You’re A Gatekeeper

We read that Judah was taken captive and the city of Jerusalem was occupied by “Israelites, priests, Levites, and the Nethinim”; which were temple slaves. Only some of the original inhabitants still dwelt in Judah and Jerusalem that are listed in their respective genealogies. Most of those listed had some type of responsibility in the…

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1 Chron. 8 Counter Culture Living

Here we read of the genealogy of Benjamin written by Ezra from multiple sources. We find that the “sons of Elpaal” were able to drive out the “inhabitants of Gath” which the sons of Ephraim were unable to displace. We discover “the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor – archers.” The Targum reveals…

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! Chron. 7 Men of Valor

The author of these Chronicles, based on consensus, was Ezra. With the exception of the previous chapter concerning the tribe of Levi and Aaron, the listings of who is whose son, is incomplete; part of the reason is that often times grandsons were listed as sons, even though they were in fact grandsons over many…

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1 Chron. 6 Every Person Is Known

As we read this chapter it is clear that the author had several lists of the genealogy of Levi available to him, as this first listing is more complete and accurate than others given. The Levites were given responsibility of serving “the tabernacle of the house of God” and Aaron’s were given responsibility to offer…

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